Gone but not forgotten

By Mike Greatbatch

 

About 4 or 5 years ago my detecting partner, Eric gave me a bucket of metal detecting scrap/treasure to look through just in case there was anything in there I might be interested in keeping.  I parked it in my garage and forgot all about it.  Sadly, Eric passed away nearly three years ago and recently while sorting out some things in my garage I came across this bucket and decided to look through it. As I had thought, most of it was crap but then, when I got to the bottom there was what looked like a brass ring. I decided to clean it up a bit and when I did, I discovered it was in fact a small gold ring!

Not only was it a gold ring but inside I could see an inscription. Holding the ring up to the light I read the inscription “REMEMBER YOUR FREIND“ – spooky! (It is misspelt)

November 2019

November 2019

Artefact of the Month WinnerRichard ChildPolyhedral, copper alloy sword pommel. facetted sides and a central, narrowing aperture through its centre. Medieval. 2nd placeRay HarcourtSmall, copper alloy cross pendant with remains of loop. The arms of the cross expand out...

October 2019

October 2019

Artefact of the Month WinnerChris PearsAnglo Saxon circular gold bracteate pendant. Made from gold foil with raised border, it has repousee decoration (stamped from the reverse) featuring sinewy animals. integral loop with grooves. 5th to 8th Century. 2nd placeNorman...

September 2019

September 2019

Artefact of the Month WinnerMike GreatbatchLarge Medieval copper alloy buckle. Six-sided ,with moulded rosettes at junctions of each side. Central bar intact but pin missing. 14th or possibly 15th Century. 2nd placeSteve HolmesLate Saxon/Scandinavian styled circular...

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Donation to the Jenny Lind Childern’s Hospital

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This is a letter from Norfolk & Norwich Hospitals Charity. The landowner at the Denham dig requested that proceeds should go to the children's cancer ward (the Buxton Ward at the Jenny Lind) on account of treatment received by one of her relatives.  

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